Friday, February 29, 2008


Tonight was the first basketball for T in the rec league. He was lucky enough to make the practice squad for the 8th grade team so during the regular season he was able to learn alot and can finally put those skills to use. The rec league is made up of 5, 6 and 7th graders. T happens to be the only 7th grader and the only one who knows how to play basketball on his team. Yeah, they kinda suck. Even T says so. It was pretty even during the first half but they play full court and some of these kids were dying at the end. T played the entire game and scored 22 of the 28 points his team scored. Pretty sad.

Today I spent the day preparing Horsebowl questions for the competition in April. I didn't realize they had to be in tomorrow - missing that week did a number on me - and so I typed up 60 questions for the juniors and 60 for the seniors. What a long day.

Tonight there is also a leap year party/fundraiser for the Buckeye Baseball Team. We stopped there before the game so I could see some people from baseball that I haven't gotten to talk to since the surgery. Rich brought me home after the game and went back to the fundraiser. I am going to take my meds and probably head to bed. He wants to go to his dad's tomorrow and the 2 hour drive is something I am not looking forward to. He promised we wouldn't be home late so that is a good thing.

Otherwise we got some more snow and that is all here.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Snow and Aprons

Once again yesterday there was no school due to the weather. I believe that was day 7 which means making it up at the end of the year. What's one more day though? Its not like they do anything on the last day anyway. We had a drift out our back door that was about 4 feet. And the boys spent about two and a half hours playing outside yesterday. That was nice again since it was quiet in here and they weren't fighting. I am SO glad there is school today. I don't think I could have taken another day and I don't think they could have either. Sometimes I think places that go to school year round have the right idea.

So while the boys were outside yesterday I finished up the aprons that mom and I started on Saturday night. It went really quick once I figured out the directions. I don't make clothes or things like that - pretty much just quilts so it was my first attempt at using a pattern. Some of the directions didn't make sense, but I winged it and am happy with the results. Just don't expect too much more from me.

I haven't really read a whole lot since I got home. I read And Now You Can Go by Vendela Vida which was okay. I think I would have probably liked it better if my attention span was better. I just finished Can't Wait To Get To Heaven by Fannie Flagg yesterday. That was good, but again I think I would have liked it better if my attention span was better.

We had a 4-H meeting last night so Rich drove me over to that. It was nice to get out of the house and spend some time doing something I enjoy. Everyone was surprised to see me, I'm glad I went though - nice to break up the monotony. Today I am off to lunch with my friend Diane, which will be wonderful since I haven't seen her in a while! I can't wait to hear what she has been up too! When I get home if I feel up to it I am going to work on my red, white and blue Americana quilt that has been several years in the making. Need to get these things finished up so I can start some new ones!!!

Off to lunch!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Well, the snowstorm that they said we were going to get - we got. There is about 4 inches of snow out there now and they expect about 4 more over night. The kids didn't have school today and are outside playing in it right now. Its so quiet in here...hmmm....I have to say though that even though I hate the cold and snow I love the way the trees look with the snow on them.

So its a good day to stay inside and curl up with a quilt project. Well, first I had a drs appointment, my 4 week check-up. Everything looks good but I am still retaining water. They upped my Lasix, fun fun, and I go back next week for another follow-up. The boys went along and we picked up pizza on the way home so dinner is taken care of.

I did finish these squares that my mom started oh so long ago. The hearts are actually appliqued on using a blanket stitch (I believe).

Now I just have to find some material for the sashing, border, backing and binding. I am also trying to finish my red, white and blue block of the month that we did I don't know how many years ago. And of course the aprons will be finished and have a picture posted by the end of the week.
Tonight I am going to stay inside (Not that I would do anything else) and be warm underneath my big comfy quilt.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


...I'm updating!

It has officially been 3 weeks since day 1 of surgery. I am home and feeling a little better every day. Its been hard, but I think it will be worth it in the end. If I would just get my taste back and quit retaining water it would be even better! Its been slow going but I am slowly getting there. Everyone was wonderful while at the hospital and I can't thank you all enough (Mom, Dad, Kris and Grandpa Dick). We certainly couldn't have done it without all of you helping us! Rich was a godsend and he went WAY above and beyond "husbandly duties" while I was in the hospital, doing anything a nurse might do.

Now I am home and everyone else is back to normal. I still can't drive, still have stitches, am sore and hurt, but getting there. The kids have adjusted right back to their normal selves and are fighting constantly. I know part of it is the weather, since its been kinda cold and they haven't been able to get outside much. Part of it is just brotherly love. T really has his nose in his books for fear that he won't get to play baseball if his grades don't come up. Yep, we officially hit 13 and hit it running!
While I was in the hospital I received a quilt from Project Linus. This organization gives security blankets to mostly children having major surgery or going through something like chemo. Its to give them a sense of comfort while they are in the hospital. I am not sure why I received one since I am certainly not a child. But this has inspired me to make one for Project Linus. The website is and you can find out all the details there and contact people for your area if you want to donate a quilt or even a quilt block.

Before I went in the hopsital I finished Mary's quilt and got it mailed off to her. I know that she has received it and likes (I hope!) and here is finally a picture of it. Ok, dummy me didn't take a picture of it completed. Not sure where my mind was then....But here is a picture of it together, just not quilted and binded and one of the individual squares. I did quilt each goose and that took forever! Also that is not exactly my favorite part of quilting. I like putting it all together and then someone else can do the quilting...
Ok, well Mom is coming to go for lunch! YEAH! I get out of the house! So I will post more later...